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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 14, 2009 6:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

The proverbial Nail has been hit on the head.

While Warren is undoubtably an extraordinary musician, in Dead context (this is all personal opinion by the way) he seems unable to structure a lead with a clear beginning, middle and end. The musicians with this capability are few and far between (our Fat Man, Clapton and Gilmour are in this category). Warren's leads seem to start in the middle and end at the beginning. And if your "front man" is not setting a clear course, its hard for everyone else to follow along. Perhaps with more shows under his belt this may change, but I'm not holding my breath. The music is still enjoyable, no doubt, but I'm now a little happier that I didn't shell out big bucks to see this go round.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Speaking of leaderless... How is this Forum surviving without you???

All is well so far.

On track now, I never was a Warren fan in recent incarnations. Preferred Jimmy Herring much, much more...

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 14, 2009 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Great to hear from you. Your input is missed around here.
I too am glad I didn't shill out the $ for these shows. They're milking it for sure...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 14, 2009 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Kind words much appreciated.

Given recent events are now limiting my time in these parts, I find myself reserving comments to only those threads that really strike a chord with me. But have no doubt, the music plays on.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 14, 2009 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Hang in there. Not sure what you're going thru, but everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, comes and goes. I have been put into an opposite situation where I have had too much time on my hands to check out this place - third major hip surgery in the last two years has kept me home since mid-February. But all is looking up as I go to the doctor tomorrow and hope to be released back into the real world. Never thought I would want to be a part of THAT!
I do mean that your input is missed. I always looked forward to your TDIH recommendations as I gather we had a similar experience back in the day and your posts are usually spot on.
Take care and always remember...
NOTHIN LEFT TO DO BUT SMILE SMILE SMILE

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Apr 17, 2009 2:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

dogsinapile! I sincerely hope and pray that your meeting with the physician went better than expected. A broken body is the only thing in this world that I understand ....the good news is that from your post it appears that your Spirit has remained strong despite your ordeal with the physical woes. Keep the faith! (and that is not meant to be a cliche.)

May the healing power of the music be with you,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 17, 2009 3:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Thanks for the kind words.
The doctor visit went well and I am returning to work this morning. The last couple of months have been a reall test, but I have made it thru with patience and the help of my lovely wife. I appreciate all the support shown by you kind folks. It has meant a lot and many times given me something to smile about when I needed it most.
"The strangest of places if you look at it right."
Hope all is well with you AshesRising. Great to see you posting.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Apr 17, 2009 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

dogsinapile! Thanks for the update; I am very happy things have improved ...just don't try to do too much too fast now that you are back at work...

--- AshesRising

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